Thursday, June 18, 2009 | I find it amazing that anyone in San Diego would accuse the Labor Council of shrugging its shoulders when commitments are broken by politicians or anyone else. As president of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, I assure you that the politicians who have historically only seen themselves as being accountable only to the downtown establishment and big business will also have to build and maintain positive relationships with the workers of this city.

This may be a new style of accountability for the Labor Council, but I know that with the leadership of Lorena Gonzalez, the labor movement is making strides at all levels of government to make San Diego a better place for working families. I only wish you would have asked some of us in the labor movement for our opinion on the positive change we are seeing every day with her leadership.

Mickey Kasparian is the President of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135

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